Willamette Valley Project Archive

  • The accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls and young women to think larger and bolder, […]

    Weaving the stories of women’s lives: Rachel Anglin, Budget Analyst, Willamette Valley Projects

    The accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls and young women to think larger and bolder, […]

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  • By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office True to form, Rogue River Basin and Willamette Valley Project power plant operators protested when told they were to be profiled in the Corps’pondent. “We’re recluses,” Lost Creek shift operator John Funke joked. “We just want to stay in our lane and do our […]

    Power plant operators keep everything safe and sound

    By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office True to form, Rogue River Basin and Willamette Valley Project power plant operators protested when told they were to be profiled in the Corps’pondent. “We’re recluses,” Lost Creek shift operator John Funke joked. “We just want to stay in our lane and do our […]

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  • By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office When you woke up this morning, you probably took a quick look out the window or at your favorite news outlet to see how much rain to expect. For most, those few seconds of advance notice and planning is all we need.But a small […]

    Regulators behind the scenes keep reservoirs, rivers on target

    By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office When you woke up this morning, you probably took a quick look out the window or at your favorite news outlet to see how much rain to expect. For most, those few seconds of advance notice and planning is all we need.But a small […]

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  • Linn County Parks receives Corps’ Excellence in Partnerships Award By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office A key Portland District recreation partner has been named best in the nation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Senior members of the Corps’ National Resources Management community of practice presented the Linn County […]

    Portland District partner named best in nation

    Linn County Parks receives Corps’ Excellence in Partnerships Award By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office A key Portland District recreation partner has been named best in the nation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Senior members of the Corps’ National Resources Management community of practice presented the Linn County […]

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  • By Christie Johnson, Willamette Valley Project Willamette Valley Project Botanist Wes Messinger had a vision in 2011 to use a popular bike trail to connect people with the wildflower habitat nearby. Three years later, that “Bikes to Blooms” concept has blossomed into a partnership of multiple government agencies and community […]

    Partnership blooming in the Willamette Valley

    By Christie Johnson, Willamette Valley Project Willamette Valley Project Botanist Wes Messinger had a vision in 2011 to use a popular bike trail to connect people with the wildflower habitat nearby. Three years later, that “Bikes to Blooms” concept has blossomed into a partnership of multiple government agencies and community […]

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  • Willamette Basin minnow is first fish proposed for removal from Endangered Species List By Elizabeth Materna, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Scott Clemans, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs Office In a monumental success for Portland District and the other members of the Oregon Chub Working Group, the […]

    Corps contributes to Oregon chub recovery

    Willamette Basin minnow is first fish proposed for removal from Endangered Species List By Elizabeth Materna, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Scott Clemans, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Public Affairs Office In a monumental success for Portland District and the other members of the Oregon Chub Working Group, the […]

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  • By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office What costs $5 million, takes 10 semitrailers to transport, and needs two cranes – including a 360-tonner – to deploy, but is still considered “portable”? It’s the Portable Floating Fish Collector, and it’s scheduled to start operations in February for research to support the […]

    $5 million experiment underway at Cougar Reservoir

    By Scott Clemans, Public Affairs Office What costs $5 million, takes 10 semitrailers to transport, and needs two cranes – including a 360-tonner – to deploy, but is still considered “portable”? It’s the Portable Floating Fish Collector, and it’s scheduled to start operations in February for research to support the […]

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  • Portland District employees from Portland District’s Dam Safety Section and Willamette Valley Project are meeting in December with Lane County public safety managers and the general public to explain the Corps’ new inundation maps. These maps were developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Modeling, Mapping and Consequence Center […]

    Corps message: Lane county inundation maps

    Portland District employees from Portland District’s Dam Safety Section and Willamette Valley Project are meeting in December with Lane County public safety managers and the general public to explain the Corps’ new inundation maps. These maps were developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Modeling, Mapping and Consequence Center […]

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  • We made every effort to refill our 13 Willamette Valley Project reservoirs for the summer water conservation season, but water levels are unlikely to rise without significant additional rain. We began refill of our reservoirs in February, but the Willamette Basin’s total precipitation for February and March 2013 was only […]

    Corps Message: Willamette River Basin 2013 refill season

    We made every effort to refill our 13 Willamette Valley Project reservoirs for the summer water conservation season, but water levels are unlikely to rise without significant additional rain. We began refill of our reservoirs in February, but the Willamette Basin’s total precipitation for February and March 2013 was only […]

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  • By Christie Johnson, Willamette Valley Project More than a thousand rowers gathered at Dexter Reservoir on the weekend of April 13 for the 19th Annual Covered Bridge Regatta. This year’s event drew 39 rowing clubs from 25 cities and five states, with participants ranging in age from 15 to 70. […]

    Willamette Valley reservoirs ideal for sporting events

    By Christie Johnson, Willamette Valley Project More than a thousand rowers gathered at Dexter Reservoir on the weekend of April 13 for the 19th Annual Covered Bridge Regatta. This year’s event drew 39 rowing clubs from 25 cities and five states, with participants ranging in age from 15 to 70. […]

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